Tooley Foster worked with Hills Partnership to complete phases 5 and 6 of the redevelopment at the Aylesbury Estate.
Phase 5 has a total of 238 flats and Phase 6 has 114 flats. The scheme involved a significant number of flat variations in terms of mix and internal layouts, comprising maisonettes and duplexes which required effective coordination of structure and services.
The two phases are split into multiple cores varying in height from 4 to 14-storeys, with undercroft car parking within Phase 4. One block from each phase has a roof garden/viewing platform. To meet a planning requirement for creating visual interest to the facades, each core had its own design language with numerous non-repeating elements. This resulted in numerous variations of detailing that required an intense workflow in coordination.
Tooley Foster were able to resolve numerous design issues, left over from the planning stage, leading into Stage 4. This included, amongst other things, an appropriate fire strategy. Section 6 also had to respond to difficult site constraints and in turn informed a phased construction sequence that addressed a complex interface of structural movement and service distribution between the two phases.